CHELSEA 2 WEST HAM UNITED 2GOALS:- CHELSEA: FABREGAS 45th, PEN 89th. WEST HAM: LANZINI 17th; CARROLL 61st.West Ham were denied of a top-four place after Cesc Fabregas scored a free kick and a late penalty for Chelsea. Manuel Lanzini curled a 25-yarder to give the Hammers the lead. Fabregas’ superb set piece brought Chelsea back into the game, but substitute Andy Carroll looked to have won it for West Ham, before Fabregas snatched a point after Michail Antonio fouled Ruben Loftus-Cheek.CRYSTAL PALACE 0 LEICESTER CITY 1GOAL:- LEICESTER: MAHREZ 34th.Leicester City moved eight points clear at the top of the Barclays Premier League on Saturday after Riyad Mahrez’s goal pushed the Foxes closer to the title. Mahrez squandered an early chance, but made amends when he turned in Jamie Vardy’s cross. Damien Delaney hit the bar for Crystal Palace in injury time, but the Foxes held out to clinch another vital win.EVERTON 0 ARSENAL 2GOALS:- ARSENAL: WELBECK 7th; IWOBI 42nd.Arsenal responded to their exits from both the Champions League and FA Cup with a comfortable victory over Everton at Goodison Park. Danny Welbeck opened the scoring on seven minutes, put through by Alexis Sanchez to round Joel Robles and slot home for his fourth of the season. On 42 minutes, teenager Alex Iwobi marked his maiden Premier League start with a first goal for the club.SWANSEA CITY 1 ASTON VILLA 0GOAL:- SWANSEA: FERNANDEZ 53rd.Swansea took a significant stride to securing Premier League survival as they ground out a win against bottom side Aston Villa. Villa dominated but failed to capitalise on a lethargic Swans display in a goalless first half. The visitors were made to pay for their profligacy early in the second when Federico Fernandez bundled in.WATFORD 1 STOKE CITY 2GOALS:- WATFORD: DEENEY 86th. STOKE: WALTERS 18th; JOSELU 51st.Stoke City secured a comfortable win at Watford, thanks to goals from Jon Walters and Joselu. After a bright start from the hosts, Mark Hughes’ side dominated possession and Walters turned home Phil Bardsley’s right-wing cross. Joselu scored a second for the visitors, while Troy Deeney replied for Watford late on.WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0 NORWICH CITY 1GOAL:- NORWICH: BRADY 50th.Robbie Brady earned Norwich secured their first Barclays Premier League win of 2016 to move out of the bottom three with victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. After a turgid first half, Brady put the away side ahead with the game’s only shot on target. West Brom went close through Claudio Yacob’s first-half drive, before Stephane Sessegnon wasted their best chance.
Nigerian fintech startup Paystack, announced today that it has closed in on $1.3 million in seed investment.Co-founded by Shola Akinlade and Ezra Olubi, the funds will go to building out its engineering team in Lagos, Nigeria; grow sales and marketing operations; and accelerate product development and customer on boarding, according to the company’s press release.Paystack offers a centralized way for African online merchants to accept online payments from a variety of methods–a process that has been somewhat fragmented across the African continent.“Having painstakingly identified the many barriers that merchants on the continent have when it comes to online payments, we have built and refined a product for Africa that we hope will act as a catalyst for the continent’s online economy, be it on-demand services, e-commerce, travel andÂ hospitality, financial services, or entertainment,â€ says Akinlade in a released statement.“We know Africa’s digital economy has potential–many billions of dollars of potential. We simply need to unlock it and make businesses work better, faster, and more effectively. Paystack will do this. Thanks to the backing from our investors with today’s announcement, and our time spent with Y Combinator, we are now in the strongest position yet to resolve the disconnect between African businesses and accepting payments.â€Nigeria is currently undergoing a business boom. The country collected $150 billion in business revenues last year, although those transactions were mostly in shops and in physical business establishments.With Paystack, Nigerian businesses are poised to add a significant amount of revenue through online transactions to its economy.Nigeria has a rapidly growing digital mobile economy. Online shopping and payments are expected to increase, with 400 million more smartphone connections in Nigeria by 2020.Africa now has the fastest growing middle class in the world. Some 313 million people, 34% of Africa’s population, spend USD 2.20 a day, a 100% rise in less than 20 years, according to the African Development Bank. be_ixf; php_sdk; php_sdk_1.4.18 https://www.blackenterprise.com/nigerian-fintech-startup-1m-investment/ https://www.blackenterprise.com/nigerian-fintech-startup-1m-investment/